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13:25 Mar 7, 2007
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English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
English term or phrase: a.m. facility
Local control pulpits:
This is a stand-up desk or wall mounted type for local operation of the *a.m. facility*. The pulpit contains all necessary push buttons, master switches and indicating lamps to carry out all necessary functions from a local position" Thank You!
Valentina Diani
Italy
Local time: 11:36
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1aforementioned
Manuela Junghans
4Automatic Machine FacilityRamesh Madhavan
3automatic mode facility
Erich Ekoputra
1 +1auto/manual facility
Tony M
2automatic monitoring facility
Jack Doughty


Discussion entries: 8





  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
aforementioned


Explanation:
Am I having a deja-vu. I have the feeling I just answered this question elsewhere :-)

Manuela Junghans
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:36
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Buck: that's a new abbrreviation to me. I've never seen it before.
7 mins
  -> thanks Buck

neutral  Ken Cox: could be, particularly if the text is a translation (which is plausible) and the translator slavishly copied the style of the source text.
7 mins

neutral  Jonathan MacKerron: surely possible, but difficult to say with certainty
10 mins

neutral  Tony M: Can't be ruled out, of course — but I'd have thought it was pretty unlikely; I think a conf. level of 3 is a bit high, since you can hardly be guessing any less than the rest of us?
14 mins
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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Automatic Machine Facility


Explanation:
I was tempted to believe that it would mean "Aforementioned". On second thoughts, after reading the explanation, I feel it could be fashioned after ATM which is Automatic Teller Machine.

Ramesh Madhavan
Local time: 15:06
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TamilTamil
PRO pts in category: 32
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17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +1
auto/manual facility


Explanation:
It has to be a complete guess, because we just don't know enough about what facilities this machine offers.

But one thing that is commonly used in machine control is a facility to switch between automatic and manual (override) operation, which could well be applicable here — though note that the punctuation is fairly quirky, if this is the case.

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Note added at 20 mins (2007-03-07 13:45:58 GMT)
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The second sentence would seem to corroborate this idea: in addition to some presumed 'fully automatic' function, the control desk carries all the controls etc. needed to run the system manually as well.

Tony M
France
Local time: 11:36
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 296

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
25 mins
  -> Efharisto, Vicky!
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
automatic monitoring facility


Explanation:
might be a possibility.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
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8 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
automatic mode facility


Explanation:
Facility to turn on automatic mode operation.

Ref:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel3/1491/5585/00214338.pdf?arnum...
In automatic mode the decision making process takes place in the plant controller ... commands are initiated on the manual control desk by the operator.

Erich Ekoputra
Indonesia
Local time: 16:36
Native speaker of: Native in IndonesianIndonesian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: mode + facility is pretty much tautological, which lowers the odds on this being the solution for me.
5 hrs
  -> I am sorry, against all odds, I am not offering solution for you as you have one of your own. Thank you for commenting anyway.
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